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Blame Canada :: Aloft Montreal Airport Opens First
While the Aloft in Lexington, Massachusetts has been hyped since the beginning of time as the very first Aloft hotel to open come August 1st, sneaky Canada has gone and opened the Aloft Montreal, making it the first Aloft to open anywhere in the real world and not just Second Life.
From the official press release:
Developed and owned by the joint venture between Silver Hotel Group and Northampton Group Inc., the 136-room aloft Montreal Airport will offer a variety of intuitive technologies, atmospheric public spaces, and a whole array of appealing guest amenities. Created for today's traveler, aloft hotels are modern, fresh and fun, with loft-inspired design and free-flowing energy.
Our anger at Aloft aside (WTF? Why did you hype Aloft Lexington for YEARS then open first in Canada?!?), we found rooms tonight at Aloft Montreal and what we first found wasn't cheap. $229 CAD ($224 US) for an internet rate which is to be fully pre-paid and no cancellations excepted. Another WTF!?
Then we checked again five minutes later and the prices had been sorted out to $189 a night for the internet rate and $199 for the Best Available Rate. The Corporate rate was listed as $229. Whatever. Our suggestion? Don't trust this website on its first day open. Call the hotel to book.